Enrolling in Prep

Our school zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.


Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.


For more information, you can:


2025 Prep enrolments

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Prep enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.


The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Prep at a Victorian government primary school, including William Ruthven Primary School.


All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Prep enrolments for the 2025 school year.


You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Prep. You can also download the ‘Prep Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Prep (available from 15 April 2024).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Prep 2025 at William Ruthven Primary School from 15 April 2024.


What you need to do:

  1. Contact our Principal, Donald Eddington, to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Download the Prep enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Prep (available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.


Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.



Enrolment documents